Families with Children from China New England

Facing Exclusion: Pioneering Activists Harry H. Dow and Tien Fu Wu

  • 17 Mar 2017
  • 18 Mar 2017
  • 2 sessions
  • 17 Mar 2017, 7:30 PM
  • 18 Mar 2017, 2:00 PM
  • Emerson/Paramount Center Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre, 555 Washington St, Boston, Massachusetts

A one-woman performance, adapted farce, and community conversation

Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) presents a theatrical performance of Nutzacrackin’ Immigration and Naturalization depicting a fictional immigration interrogation during the Chinese Exclusion Act. The original script was written by Harry H. Dow (1904-1985), a Suffolk Law School graduate who became the first Chinese-American to pass the Massachusetts Bar exam in 1929. Christina R. Chan, a local actor, playwright, teaching artist and director, adapted the script for this performance. Chan will also present a selection from of her one-woman play, Unbinding Our Lives, on the lived experience of Tien Fu Wu (1887-1975), a Chinese women living in San Francisco at the turn of twentieth-century.

Featured performers include Christina R. Chan (Tien Fu Wu), Eric Cheung (Yung), Tim Corbett (Chief Inspector), Alexander Holden (Dow), Sophia Kowvary (Miss French), Danny Mourino (Rosen), and Josh Santora (Mulloy). A panel and community conversation connecting this history to present day, followed by an audience reflection will close the program.

All proceeds benefit the Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE)


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